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Man City crowned Premier League champions 2018/19 on tense title race final day (RECAP)

Man City crowned Premier League champions 2018/19 on tense title race final day (RECAP)
Catch all the updates on the Premier League 2018/19 title race as Manchester City travel to Brighton and Liverpool host Wolves knowing only one of them will be crowned champions of England on the season's final day.

Follow all the action here on RT Sport as we keep you up to date on one of the fastest-paced, most exciting title races in recent memory between Pep Guardiola's Blues and Jurgen Klopp's Reds.

  • 12 May 2019

    16:21 GMT

    SITTING PRETTY

    The customary ribbons are big applied to the Premier League trophy. No need to change to Red just yet - they can stay blue and white for the time being...

  • 15:53 GMT

    HOW IT FINISHED

    1. Manchester City - 98pts

    2. Liverpool - 97pts

    A thrilling run-in goes all the way to the final day where, after the momentum shifted from Manchester to Liverpool, then back again over the course of the 90 minutes, City finished the campaign on top.

    It means City are the first team to retain the Premier League title in a decade, while Liverpool finished just one point behind with the highest points total of any runner-up side in Premier League history.

    In almost any other season, the title would be heading to Anfield, but the talent-packed squad at the Etihad - and their relentless form during the run-in - proved the difference-maker as Pep Guardiola's men retained their crown.

  • 15:52 GMT

    FULL TIME

    Brighton 1-4 Manchester City 

    They've done it! Manchester City are once again crowned Premier League champions, retaining their title with a rout of Brighton after an initial scare. 

    They finish top of the pile with 98 points, just a single point ahead of second-placed Liverpool, who miss out on winning a first league title in 30 years.

    Vincent Kompany, the man who set them on their way to victory with a piledriver against Leicester City last week to clinch a 1-0 win, celebrates with manager Pep Guardiola at the Amex Stadium.

  • 15:45 GMT

    THE GESTURE SAYS IT ALL

    Jurgen Klopp's side kept their half of the deal by putting two goals past Wolves to claim a relatively straightforward win at Anfield.

    But, ultimately, their destiny was out of their hands with the Reds hoping they could get a favor from Brighton & Hove Albion.

    Unfortunately for Klopp and Liverpool, City bounced back from going a goal down to run out landslide winners, leaving the Merseysiders proud of a brilliant league campaign, but knowing that they will have to wait another year for their first-ever Premier League title.

  • 15:38 GMT

    MANE ADDS ANOTHER!

    That magic combination of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Sadio Mane has linked up again to put Liverpool 2-0 up.

    A beautiful deep cross from the Liverpool right back was met by a diving header from Mane as Anfield rose to celebrate the goal.

    It may only be no more than a match-winning goal for Liverpool, but for Mane it has brought him level with teammate Mo Salah and Arsenal goal machine Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on 22 Premier League goals for the season.

    As it stands, all three will share the Golden Boot for the Premier League's top scorer... unless one of them can nab another in the final few minutes of the season.

  • 15:36 GMT

    ALL SMILES!

    That's what scoring the goal that all but hands your team the Premier League title. Ilkay Gundogan celebrates his beautiful free kick with teammate Kyle Walker.

  • 15:30 GMT

    GOAL!

    Brighton 1-4 Manchester City

    This is turning into a rout. Ilkay Gundogan with a peach of a free kick into the top right hand corner to give the keeper no chance and eradicate any doubt about where the Premier League trophy is going to end up.

    Keep those Blue ribbons on the trophy.

  • 15:25 GMT

    63' - Riyad Mahrez fires Manchester City into a 3-1 lead and another hand clasped around that Premier League trophy...

  • 15:22 GMT

    THEY'RE STILL SINGING AT ANFIELD

    But it has a resigned tone to it now. News of City's third goal at Brighton has made it to Merseyside and the Reds fans are now half-deflated, half-trying to keep spirits up with their team still leading 1-0.

    A Wolves goal will bury any lingering hopes they have, but it's going to take not one miracle, but two, on the south coast for Liverpool to end the day lifting the silverware now.

  • 15:21 GMT

    NAME ON THE TROPHY!

    GOAL!!!

    Brighton 1-3 MAN CITY

    That could be the goal that final wraps up the title for Manchester City. Riyad Mahrez dummies and cuts inside, before firing right footed into the roof of the Brighton net to make it 3-1 and an almost unassailable lead. 

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